What career prospects does the BEWM master offer?

Graduate students from the BEWM master pursue a career in a variety of different sectors:

  • teaching (20%)
  • academic research (PhD candidates, technicians…) (33%)
  • operating officers in GOs and NGOs (20%)
  • others (26%)

What level of English is required to attend the BEWM master?

A B2 level in English is highly recommended to attend the BEWM master. Please note that 85% of courses are in English in the first year, 100% in the second year.

What academic background is required to attend the BEWM master?

The required background corresponds to a bachelor level in ecology, evolutionary biology or population biology as a general manner.

In more details, applicants need to master the fundamental concepts from evolutionary biology, basic ecology concepts, have some notions of quantitative and population genetics, basic notions of animal behaviour (behavioural ecology), and a fair level of biostatistics (descriptive and analytical statistics).

What level of French is required to attend the BEWM master?

We would generally advise applicants to have a A2 / B1 level to be comfortable following courses taught in French. Please note though that only 15% of the courses are taught in French in the first year, and every course is in English in the second year.

I have graduated in a foreign country. Can I apply for the master BEWM?

Yes, there is no restriction regarding the nationality of students or the country where they did their undergraduate studies. Note, however, that you will be asked to provide evidence that you have acquired the required skills in ecology and evolution during your undergraduate studies (see What academic background is required to attend the BEWM master?)

I am a foreign student, how do I apply for the master BEWM?

Applications will be open at the beginning of February 2019.

Send an e-mail addressed to professor Frank Cézilly (bewm@nature-conservation-ubfc.com) with your detailed CV and describe the classes you followed in your previous/current degree.

If this first application is validated, you will receive a second application form from the BEWM master teaching team.


How and when do I find my master’s internship?

Internships last from 2 months (in France) to 3 months (abroad) in the first year of master, and 4 months (in France) to 6 months (abroad) in the second year.

Internships can be chosen from those communicated by the master’s teaching team every year. You also have the possibility to find a supervisor and an internship by yourself in any laboratory, although the whole project has to be validated by the master’s teaching team.

In any case, internships have to be found and validated by mid-January in the first year, and by the end of September in the second year.

Please note that internships are open to BEWM master’s students only.